1983-84 Pembroke Seminar

Values, Ethics, and the Meaning of Gender
Joan Wallach Scott, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor and Professor of History

Research will consider gender as an evaluative category.  How are ideas of “female” and “male” inscribed within the values and normative structures of society?  Conversely, how do society’s ethics and value systems contribute to a construction of gender?  What insights do we gain into these processes by looking at definitions of gender which differ cross-culturally or according to class or ethnicity?